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Thinking of Selling? New Construction Will Soon Be New Competition

July 8, 2014 1:06 pm

Thinking of Selling? | Keeping Current Matters For the last several years, home sellers had to compete with huge inventories of distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales). The great news is that the supply of these properties is falling like a rock in the vast majority of housing markets. Many homeowners are now thinking of selling as the impact of this substantially discounted competition has disappeared.

Moving Up: Was it Worth Waiting?

July 7, 2014 12:54 pm

Moving Up? Do it Now!! | Keeping Current Matters New reports are revealing that the number of months’ inventory of existing homes available for sale is increasing. Some of these sellers are moving up, some are downsizing and others are making a lateral move. There is no way for us to predict the future but we can look at what happened over the last year. Let’s look at buyers that considered moving up last year but decided to wait instead.

NAR Reports Reveal Two Reasons to Sell Now

July 3, 2014 12:06 pm

NAR Reports Reveal Reasons to Sell Now | Keeping Current Matters We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two major reports issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information that suggests that now may be the best time to sell your house. Let’s look at the data covered by the latest Pending Home Sales Report and Existing Home Sales Report.

Buying a Home? Know ALL Your Options

July 2, 2014 11:54 am

Buying a Home? Know ALL Your Options | Keeping Current Matters In a post earlier this week, we suggested that the Millennial generation’s struggles with student debt and the overarching concept of homeownership are not the reasons for so many first time buyers hesitating to move forward with the purchase of their first home. Now there is another firm suggesting the same.

Buying a Home: The Cost of Waiting

July 1, 2014 11:42 am

Buying a Home: The Cost of Waiting | Keeping Current Matters Whether you are a first time buyer or a move-up buyer, you should look at the projections housing experts are making in two major areas: home prices and mortgage rates.

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Over 100 economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists were recently surveyed. They were asked to project where home prices were headed. The average value appreciation projected over the next twelve month period was approximately 4%.